Halo – Halo

Traditional Halo-Halo Recipe

Ingredients & Instructions:

  • mung beans (red mung beans preferably)
  • garbanzos(chick peas)
  • colored gelatin (in bright green, red and yellow) made from agar-agar is reminiscent of colorful fiestas.
  • kaong
  • nata de coco
  • kidney beans
  • macapuno (sweetened coconut meat)
  • sago (tapioca) in syrup
  • plantain or saba bananas (sweetened)
  • langka (jackfruit)  that are mollified in syrup can be used as flavor enhancers.
  • crushed ice is deftly hand-picked and placed into your tall glass!) entombs the ingredients
  • ¼ cup of evaporated milk poured over the pile of ingredients
  • haleyang ube (purple yam)
  • leche flan (a personal favorite!) are placed atop the crushed ice.
  • roasted pinipig (pounded, roasted rice)
  • a scoop of ice cream gives more sumptuous alternative. 

 With all the ingredients in place, the halo-halo concoction is complete, inviting, refreshing ready to be feasted on.

Fresh Halo-Halo Recipe


  • shredded buko (young fresh coconut meat)
  • shredded/juliene melon (cantaloupe)
  • star apple (scooped)
  • mango (cubed)
  • Strawberries (cut or whole)
  • Grapes (seeded & peeled)
  • 1 ripe banana (cut)
  • crushed ice
  • caramelized sugar (if desired)
  • Evaporated milk, fresh milk, all purpose cream, condensed milk or Coconut milk (use any of the alternatives or a combination as desired)


  1. Just put altogether all the ingredients in one dish
  2. Put the crushed ice on top of the ingredients
  3. Pour the choice or desired creamer
  4. Mix and enjoy your fresh halo-halo



You can add any fruit desired or as available but avoid the sour ones, it may turn the concoction bitter in reaction with the milk/creamer.


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